[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 58 (Tuesday, March 26, 2013)]
[Page 18314]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-06925]



Foreign-Trade Zones Board


Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 39--Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas; 
Notification of Proposed Production Activity; CSI Calendering, Inc. 
(Rubber Coated Textile Fabric); Arlington, Texas

    The Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Board, grantee of FTZ 
39, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ 
Board on behalf of CSI Calendering, Inc. (CSI), located in Arlington, 
Texas. The notification conforming to the requirements of the 
regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on March 4, 
    A separate application for ``usage-driven'' Web site designation at 
the CSI facility is planned and will be processed under Section 400.24 
of the FTZ Board's regulations. The facility is used for the 
calendering, slitting, and laminating of RFL (resorcinol formaldehyde 
latex) textile fabric. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), FTZ activity would 
be limited to the specific foreign-status materials and components and 
specific finished products described in the submitted notification (as 
described below) and subsequently authorized by the FTZ Board.
    Production under FTZ procedures could exempt CSI from customs duty 
payments on the foreign status components used in export production. On 
its domestic sales, CSI would be able to choose the duty rate during 
customs entry procedures that applies to rubber coated, calendered 
fabric (duty rate--free) for the foreign status inputs noted below. 
Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign 
status production equipment.
    The components and materials sourced from abroad include: synthetic 
rubber; natural rubber; woven industrial fabric (of synthetic staple 
fibers); woven industrial fabric (of synthetic filament yarn); and, 
polyester tire cord fabric (duty rate ranges from free to 13.6%).
    Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions 
shall be addressed to the Board's Executive Secretary at the address 
below. The closing period for their receipt is May 6, 2013.
    A copy of the notification will be available for public inspection 
at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
Room 21013, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20230-0002, and in the ``Reading Room'' section of the 
Board's Web site, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz.
    For further information, contact Pierre Duy at 
[email protected], or (202) 482-1378.

    Dated: March 21, 2013.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2013-06925 Filed 3-25-13; 8:45 am]